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BEWARE OF HOME ADDITIONS & BURIED OIL TANKS. HOME ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING !

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OIL TANK SWEEPS - BE CAREFULL !

Oil Tank sweeps typically locate heating oil tanks around a structure. The original structure may have been expanded by adding a addition.

A metal detector will not find a buried heating oil tank in a crawl space. Many times the home owner building the addition removes the tank and leaves contamination or builds over a tank that has not been properly decommissioned. Soil and Ground Water maybe contaminated.  Remediation of contaminated soils under a addition can cost over $100000.  All soils and ground water should be tested to insure that no soil or ground water contamination exists under a addition. Environmental Systems environmental consultants & LSRPS can perform home environmental testing prior to home purchase to rule out any environmental problems.




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WHY IS IT IMPORTANT NOT TO HAVE A OIL TANK BURIED UNDER AN HOME ADDITION ?

Leaking heating oil tanks allow contamination to flow into the soils and ground water 

below and beneath the tank in area of the addition. Heating oil vapors may cause a condition known as ' Vapor Intrusion" in side the residential or commercial structure. These vapors can make occupants sick . A condition known as 'Sick Building Syndrome

can cause bad indoor air quality. Try to sell a home that is listed on New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Known Contaminated Site list maybe almost impossible.  It is imperative that the tank be removed from the addition including all contaminated soils. Soil & Groundwater testing under homes by environmental consultant make the project is completed correctly.



WHAT CAN BE DONE TO PREVENT BUYING A HOME THAT HAS A ADDTION WITH A HEATING OIL TANK LOCATED UNDERN

 Environmental Systems provides LSRP"s and Environmental Consultants that can perform a Ground Penetrating Radar scan of the inside addition area along with soil and ground water testing to determine if the area was impacted by a previous buried heating oil tank.  This service provides value as it answers any questions  that concern a oil tank buried in the addition area. Plus the soil and ground water testing provide a extra investigation of environmental risk.

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